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From the words for wellbeing association

Attending the National Association for Poetry Therapy Conference

This year I was a first time attendee at the NAPT Annual Conference and this was my first time in America. The theme of the conference was Poetry Therapy in a changing world: Pathways to Growth, Healing and Social Justice and was held at the Conference Centre in Chaska, Minneapolis.

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Writing for Wellbeing Taster Session with Claire Williamson

Claire will be running small group taster sessions in writing for wellbeing at the Chepstow Therapy Rooms. The group will be trying out writing exercises that promote a positive and healthy wellbeing in a nurturing and friendly environment, with the possibility of starting a monthly group.

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Writing as Alchemy

 

Writing as Alchemy: a nourishing & inspiring weekend retreat, tapping into the elements, your self and your potential for transformation through the use of poetry, creativity, meditation and woodland walks.  Set in the beautiful countryside of North Shropshire.  

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The Hoodlums Launch Event Report

Lapidus South Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire (The Hoodlums) were established in January. We applied for a small grant to enable us to put on a launch event in order to publicise the group and attract more members.

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Writing, Coffee and Conversation

Date: 4th May 2018

"There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.” Aldous Huxley

Let's get together, tap into our creativity and discover more about ourselves through poetry, self-reflective writing and conversation.

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A Day of Words for Wellbeing, 9th June - Lapidus London

As part of Creativity and Wellbeing Week, Lapidus London is pleased to be offering a day of workshops at Conway Hall on Saturday, 9th June 2018. The day will offer ways to experience words for wellbeing from different facilitators and will provide an opportunity for the initiated and the curious alike to express themselves through the spoken and written word.

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Calling All Poets: Peace and Palindrome

Calling all Poets!

 

Peace and Palindrome

A poetry writing workshop at

Canada Water library, London SE16


Saturday April 21st 1.30-4.30pm

A small low cost workshop for both new and experienced writers of poetry, facilitated by Alison Clayburn, a poet and fiction writer with thirty years tutoring experience.

This workshop will focus on a topic: peace and then a particular form of poetry: palindrome

 

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True Stories Live - Events in 2018

There's a number of exciting events being held in Norwich by True Stories live this year. Check out their flyer below, and learn more about what they are up to at truestorieslive.co.uk

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Beyond Text Workshop 2018

Thursday 22nd March 2018, 09:30 - 16:00

Storyhouse, Hunter Street, Chester CH1 2AR

The Beyond Text team invite practitioners and researchers from all disciplines to attend an exciting open workshop at Storyhouse, which will support participants to conduct high quality arts-based research, assessment and evaluation through practice.

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Introductory Workshop Day on Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes

These 1-day workshops give participants the opportunity to explore the personal and professional qualities involved in the practice of Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes.

Participants will be invited to engage in creative writing exercises and also to respond to their experience in plenary sessions with peers and tutors.

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Running Writing Groups and Introduction to Therapeutic and Reflective Writing

Below is information about two online courses, run by the Professional Writing Academy, titled Running Writing Groups and Introduction to Therapeutic and Reflective Writing.

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Creative Writing as a Tool for Therapists

This workshop will provide an introduction to the use of creative writing as a tool for therapists. Writing for well-being is about creative writing as a gently explorative and developmental process that can be used specifically for enhancing well-being.

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Writing Away Your Worries: A Poetry Therapy Workshop

“Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.”
– Leo F. Buscaglia

Worrying is a destructive habit that can drain all your energy and take the fun out of your day. If not kept in check, worrying can lead to stress, anxiety and physical illness.

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Awakening Your Dreams - A Poetry Therapy Workshop

By Charmaine Pollard - 24th March 2018 12pm - 5pm

“The way to stay inspired and motivated is by doing what you like, doing what you love.” – Raphael Saadiq

Shaping our dreams and moulding them into reality can be a challenge, especially when we are not clear about our goals or which direction to take. Consequently we can often discard them to our detriment, and miss out on doing what we love.

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New Workshops from Read Write Express - Meditate 'n' Write Jan-Feb 2018

As an experienced yoga, meditation and sound healing tutor, I have decided to combine elements of these practices together with writing to create a space where you can become grounded, tune in and access your imagination and awareness at a new level.

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Poetry and Writing with Burrswood Health & Wellbeing

Burrswood Health & Wellbeing invites you to a day of creative writing .

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Writing about Climate Change - Writing Course

Writing about Climate Change, Friday 23rd March - Sunday 25th March 2018

On this course, writers will experiment with a variety of different approaches to writing about climate change. Investigate ways of tapping our emotional reactions, of using research, imagining possible scenarios, and generating meaningful stories. How do we expose and write about that often hidden connection between our profligate use of fossil fuels and the loss of habitat, life and lifestyle that many in the world are already experiencing? Whether you are a poet, a fiction writer or prefer factual writing we will discuss the many facets of climate change and the ways in which its impact is felt both by participants on this course and people throughout the world.

 

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Moving Pieces Taster Workshop

As writers we spend a lot of time in our heads. Thoughts form words that form phrases that we process in the mind and present to the page. Sometimes the stories in our heads represent our experience in the world, but at other times they are born of mental processes than our bodily knowledge. Neither is wrong or right, but the difference is worth acknowledging.

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Writing for Self Discovery monthly workshops, Spring 2018

Writing for Self Discovery monthly workshops, Spring 2018

Small group workshops facilitated by Alison Clayburn (M.A. Creative Writing for Personal Development) at Canada Water Library (next to Canada Water bus/train/tube station) Rotherhithe London SE16.

 

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On the Storytelling Sofa - With True Stories Live

About 18 months ago, True Stories Live launched in Norwich. It’s an innovative young company using anecdotal performance storytelling to galvanise and inspire communities.

I first met Lucy and Molly, the TSL crew, at Storyhouse, Chester and was persuaded to tell my true story at one of their events.

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